The Division of Campus Life is committed to student success and satisfaction, and to do that, we have developed a co-curriculum that carefully articulates what we expect our students to learn in addition to their academic learning outcomes. In order for our students to graduate as a well-rounded student, it is crucial that they achieve the following outcomes through our programs and services that work toward connecting their goals and outcomes to the university mission and divisional co-curriculum.
STUDENTS WILL…Create Community
- Understand and articulate the expectations and responsibilities of membership in their local and global communities
- Acknowledge that because they live in a shared environment, their behaviors impact themselves and others.
- Develop, nurture, and sustain positive personal and professional relationships.
- Engage in activities and interactions that address community needs.
- Increase their awareness of their own and others’ social identity groups.1 .
- Recognize the impact of power and privilege.
- Engage in respectful dialogue around difference.
- Develop and apply skills to interrupt injustice and inequity.
- Articulate elements of a healthy and safe community.
- Acknowledge how their individual behaviors may impact the community’s health and safety.
- Make choices that support their health and safety.
- Identify and utilize resources that help to create a safe and healthy community.
- Develop resilience and skills needed to cope positively with stress and adversity.
- Engage in cooperative learning opportunities.2
- Develop skills to become a self-directed lifelong learner.
- Conceptualize problems and respond to them in ways that are creative, ethical, and effective.
- Demonstrate capacity to reflect on and assimilate new information, drawing meaning and adjusting behavior
- Develop and employ critical thinking skills.3
- Develop skills to communicate effectively in multiple contexts.
- Develop a vision and establish goals related to their academic, personal, and career development.
- Connect to and engage with programs and services that increase their academic, professional, and personal success.
- Effectively manage time.
- Develop financial literacy.
- Engage in opportunities, both academic and co-curricular, that lead to a meaningful and productive college experience.
1Social identity Groups refers to group affiliation based on a common status or history in society resulting form socially constructed group distinctions.(Bridging Differences Through Dialogue, by Ximena Zuniga, About Campus, Jan-Feb 2003)
2 Cooperative learning is a highly structured form of group work that focuses problem-solving leading students to deep learning and genuine paradigm shifts in their thinking. Two “givens” in the cooperative learning literature are positive interdependence and individual accountability (adapted from Becoming an Effective Teacher Using Cooperative Learning: A Personal Odyssey, by Barbara J. Millis. Copyright 2009 by the Association of American Colleges and Universities).
3Critical thinking is a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion (Reprinted [or Excerpted] with permission from Assessing Outcomes and Improving Achievement: Tips and tools for Using Rubrics, edited by Terrel L. Rhodes. Copyright 2010 by the Association of American Colleges and Universities).